Antony Gibb
Heritage Conservation

Archirondel Tower

Archirondel Tower is a Jersey round tower (also known as Conway Towers, after Henry Seymour Conway, Governor of Jersey 1772-95), one of 23 built around Jersey between 1778 and 1801. It was one of the later towers, completed in 1794 and is unique in that it is larger than those built earlier, with larger loopholes […]

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Building Conservation
31.01.19 |

Want to knock though to make a larger kitchen? Add an en-suite? Open up a granite fireplace?

Antony Gibb runs through what you need to do to alter the interior of your listed property. Over the last couple of years all listed buildings in Jersey have been re-graded.  I regularly hear people say that they think that only the front of their building is listed, or the main stairs, but not the […]

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Architecture and Design
31.10.18 | ,

Orangery, Conservatory, New kitchen?

Antony Gibb highlights some of the things to bear in mind if you want to extend your listed property. Planning permission will be required. Being listed doesn’t mean you can’t extend your property, though, just that it’s expected that you’ll take extra care to get the design right. Planning will need scale drawings of the […]

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Historic Building Conservation

Want to change or repair the windows in your listed property?

In listed buildings planning permission is required for works affecting windows and external doors, including ‘substantial alteration or replacement’. First, remember that being listed doesn’t mean you can’t change anything, just that it’s expected that you’ll take extra care to get the details right when you do. For windows and doors, Planning need scale drawings […]

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Building Conservation

The Jermyn Arms

Homes of Lord Jermyn (as in Jermyn Street in London’s West End) were carved in 1648 in Chausey granite by a mason from Saint Malo, and was originally installed in the Royal Court building in St Helier. The courthouse was rebuilt in 1768 and the arms were built into the rear wall of 17 Le […]

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Architecture and Design

Le Marinel

Le Marinel is a late mediaeval house that was modernised and extended in the mid-18th Century and then used as farmworkers’ accommodation from the mid- 19th Century, when a new house was built. It is now in poor but sound condition – as left around the time of the First World War. The hope is […]

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Historic Building Conservation
04.09.15 | , ,

Tbilisi

I visited Georgia again in August this year having previously been in 2013 as part of a delegation organised by SAVE Europe’s Heritage. Architecturally Tbilisi is one of the most interesting cities, with wonderful examples of vernacular, Russian Empire and Communist era buildings of the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries. They are all now under […]

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Jersey Architectural Awards 2015
15.07.15 |

Jersey Architectural Awards 2015

Last week I spent a fascinating 2 days as one of the judges for the architectural awards run by the Jersey Architecture Commission. Fellow judges were Andy Theobald, studio leader at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Dr Mel Dodd, Director of Spatial Practices at Central St Martins, Chris McCarthy, director and founder of consulting engineers Battle […]

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Heritage Consultancy
26.06.15 |

“Elektra”

This DeLand US Army tug, originally called ‘Groton’ (ST 1982), was built 1953-54 by the Olson Corporation in the US. ‘Elektra’ has recently been painted in ‘Dazzle Camouflage’ in a project enabled by the Jersey Arts Trust, with funding by the Great War Fund. The project was led by Jersey artist Ian Rolls and involved […]

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Historic Building Consultancy
07.06.15 |

Forts & Towers

As part of the on-going ‘Forts & Towers’ project that converts historic fortifications and unusual buildings for use as holiday lets (visit www.jerseyheritage.org/holiday) we are starting on a project to conserve and open some of the smaller guardhouses that are found on Jersey’s north coast. These will provide great stop off points for visitors and locals […]

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Historic Building Consultancy
12.05.15 |

Trinity Church

Work laying a new granite floor with underfloor heating was successfully carried out between the January and Easter, completing in time for Easter week. New flexible and dimmable directional lighting was provided in the Crossing to improve the church’s ability to hold concerts as well as light services. A fully glazed door was also provided […]

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Architecture and Design
25.04.15 |

First World War Arch

We have helped design a memorial for the Weighbridge in St Helier that remembers all those who left Jersey at the start of the First World War – more than 8,600 sailed from St Helier. The Jersey granite arch has now obtained planning consent and funding is in place to build it during the autumn […]

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Heritage Building Consultancy
23.04.15 |

Under-pinning a medieval castle

Under-pinning of the 18th Century First Gate at Mont Orgueil Castle was completed under-budget and ahead of programme in late March. The works were designed by Hockley & Dawson, historic buildings engineers from Cranleigh, and ably carried out by Brenwal Ltd, civil engineering contractors. 18th Century masonry was found to be sitting on loosely compacted […]

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Historic Building Conservation
16.03.15 | ,

Term Consultant

Our term consultancy to Jersey Heritage was renewed for a further 3 years in February 2015. We provide planning, architectural and repair advice to the organisation. Jersey Heritage runs the island’s museums service and is responsible for the maintenance of the island’s principle historic monuments, including Mont Orgueil Castle, Elizabeth Castle and La Hougue Bie […]

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